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Pigs, Twigs and Garbage Tour?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Carbonera School Recycling

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead Responsible travel.   I have a twinge of guilt when I get on an airplane and think about all the carbon-based fuels that are used  to transport me from Point […]

Winsome, Wonderful Whidbey

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Frog in Dahlia, Whidbey Island, WA

From the moment I disembarked from the Mulkiteo ferry onto Whidbey Island, it was love at first sight.  The rolling hills, thick Northwestern forests, and dreamy meadows surrounded by water, along with the charming little towns and working farms that dot the island, seduced me like a big, cozy blanket.  When I arrived at the rental […]

Beyond the Beach in Manuel Antonio

Friday, July 20, 2012
Sunrise over Manuel Antonio

“Hey, I’m teaching a salsa class with Alexandra tonight – you guys should come!” said Danny, the bartender. “You mean salsa, the dance?,” I said, as I mentally surveyed my limited clothing options.  Having previously been in the wild Osa Peninsula for 5 days, I was starting to resemble some type of “Jungle Jane” character, […]

Aracari at Lapa Rios

Sitting behind the pilot of the Cessna, I finally catch a glimpse of the Osa Peninsula.  It is a wild, seemingly untouched piece of southern Costa Rica, where furry green forests kiss the sea.  The landing strip at Puerto Jiminez is short – will we stop before hitting those trees?  Indeed, we land without effort […]

The Earthships Have Landed…

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Earthship Community sign

“Have you heard about the Earthships?” “What?!” “The Earthships.  Right down the road…they’re houses built out in the desert, people living totally off the grid.  You should go see them.” How could I resist something that sounded so…um, alien?  I love the serendipity of travel, and how you just never know what you’ll see and […]

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